What is CHAKRA?

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The 7 chakras are often referenced in the context of emotional healing or meditation practice.

Crown Chakra (Sanskrit Name “SAHASRARA”)
Enlightenment Center: Connection to the Universe and Source,Enlightenment Center: Connection to the Universe and Source, Awareness, Consciousness, Spirituality, Wisdom, Inner Joy, Peace, and Oneness. Located at the top of your head, represented by the color violet or white. It has more than 1,000 petals and opens upwards. This Chakra relates to the upper brain, right eye, and the pineal gland.

Healing Crystals: Selenite, Rainbow Moonstone, Clear Milky Quartz, Clear Fluorite, and Amethyst..

Brow or Third Eye (Sanskrit Name “AJNA”) 
Intuition Center: Imagination, Visualization, Perception, Insight, Memory, Clarivoyance, Psychic Abilities/Gifts, Dream Recognition.
Located in the middle of your forehead, represented by the color purple. It has 2 openings, front and back. This Chakra relates to the lower brain, left eye, ears, nose and nervous system.

Healing Crystals: Amethyst, Lapis Lazuli, Purple Fluorite
Throat Chakra (Sanskrit Name “VISHUDDHA”) 
Communication Center: Self Expression, Voice, Truth, Honesty, and Creativity. Located in the center of the throat, represented by the color sky blue. It has 16 petals and is associated with the Elephant that is now free. It has 2 openings, front and back. This Chakra relates to the bronchial/vocal apparatus, lungs and thyroid gland.

Healing Crystals: Kyanite, Blue Sapphire, Turquoise, Apatite and Blue Lace Agate

Heart Chakra (Sanskrit Name “Anahata”) 
Love Relationship Center: Love, Self Love, Compassion, Self-Acceptance, Empathy, Altruism, Grief and Devotion.
Located above your chest in the center of the breastbone, represented by the color green. It has 12 petals and is associated with the Gazelle. It has 2 openings, front and back. This Chakra relates to the heart, blood and circulatory system.
Element: Air

Healing Crystals: Malachite, Jade, Emerald, Prehnite, Rose Quartz, Green Aventurine and Peridot.

Solar Plexus Chakra (Sanskrit Name “Manipura”) 
Power Center: Self Esteem, Confidence, Reliability, Vitality, Power, Autonomy.
Located slightly to the left below your breastbone, represented by the color yellow. It has 10 petals and is associated with the Ram. It has 2 openings, front and back. This chakra relates to the stomach, gall bladder, liver, pancreas and nervous system.
Element: Fire

Healing Crystals: Citrine, Yellow Jasper, Yellow Fluorite, Golden Topaz and Honey Calcite.

Sacral Chakra (Sanskrit Name “Swadhisthana”) 
Sexuality Center: Movement, Physical Pleasure, Sexuality, Sensation, Intimacy, Desire, Guilt and Emotions.
Located below the naval, represented by the color orange. It has 6 petals and is associated with a Makara (mythical half alligator/half fish). It has 2 openings, front and back. This Chakra relates to the reproductive system.
Element: Water

Healing Crystals: Carnelian, Sunstone, Orange Calcite, Red Aventurine and Peach Moonstone.

Base Chakra (Sanskrit Name “Muladhara”) 
Survival Center: Grounding, Connection to the Earth, Balance, Trust, Strength, Stability, Physical Health, Survival, Prosperity, Roots and Security.
Located at the base of your spine, represented by the color red. It has 4 petals and is associated with the Elephant bound to the earth. It has 1 opening pointing downwards toward the ground. This Chakra relates to the Intestines, Kidneys, Spinal Column and Adrenal Glands.
Element: Earth
Healing Crystals: Black Onyx, Obsidian, Garnet, Jasper, Ruby and Hematite.